Atmospheric Physics Research
Modes of Research
used by the Atmospheric Physics Group.
|From each sounding of electric
field we deduce a relatively simple, first-order estimate of the
structure in the storm. This information, along with radar
analyses and balloon locations, tells us a lot about where
the charges are in the storm and a little about how they got there.
To date, we have collected nearly 200 soundings of electric field in various types of thunderstorms.
The figure above is from "Electrical
structure in thunderstorm convective regions,
3. Synthesis" (by Stolzenburg, Marshall, and Rust; published in the Journal of Geophysical Research, Vol. D103, 1998, pp. 14097-14108).
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